Diagnosing Your Ford Taurus Blower Motor
You wouldn't want to drive out in extreme weather in your Taurus with a broken A/C, especially when you're in for a long trip. If you notice that nothing's blowing out from your A/C, then you probably have a faulty or broken blower motor. As it name suggests, this particular component is responsible for blowing out hot or cold air from your vehicle's air conditioner. Learn to troubleshoot this part properly so you could have it fixed or replaced immediately. Check out our guide to find out how.
As with any component that's powered by your vehicle's battery, you'd want to check the fuse of your Ford Taurus blower motor first before you check other parts. Simply open your car's fuse box to find and replace the blown fuse. Start your vehicle and test your blower motor to see if this has solved the problem. To avoid this issue in the future, you'd want to find out why your fuse went out. Most of the time, this is due to an improperly ground wire or even faulty wiring. You can check your wires using a test light or have a professional diagnose it for you instead.
Fan speed only works on high
Another common problem with blower motors is that some will not work unless you set the fan speed on its highest setting. If this is the problem, then you most likely have a burnt out resistor that's affecting your blower motor. This particular resistor is usually installed inside the ductwork near your blower motor and is fairly easy to replace. Simply disconnect the electrical connections and loosen the screws from the old resistor module, swap in a replacement, and you're done!
A noisy blower can be a sign that it's about to wear out and that you have to replace it before it breaks down completely. You'll have to open your vehicle's glove compartment and open the panel to reach the blower motor itself so you can inspect it for any problems. You would also want to inspect the vents of your air conditioning system to see if anything is blocking it from the inside. Unfortunately, worn out blower motors can't be repaired. So if you've narrowed down your problem to a broken blower, then you'll have to replace it entirely.